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Peace Studies, Research Resources

About this guide

Created by SCC librarians and faculty from Peace Studies and the Institute for Peace, this guide lists select books, periodicals, and websites about peace, conflict resolution, and related topics.

Visit the Peace collection on the library first floor to browse books and videos, and search the resources in this guide to find more at SCC/SFCC and partner libraries.

Featured resources

Peace Institute Podcasts: Unlocking the Master Narrative

Video episodes:

  1. Living Black
  2. Living Indigenous
  3.  Russia's War on Ukraine
  4.  Living Latinx: The Journey from Guatemala

SCC Peace Studies features dialogues about cultures within the United States and worldwide

Radical Utu: Critical Ideas and Ideals of Wangari Muta Maathai

Wangari Muta Maathai was a scholar-activist known for founding the Green Belt Movement, an environmental campaign that earned her the Nobel Peace Prize. While many studies of Maathai highlight her activism, few examine Maathai as a scholar whose contributions to various disciplines and causes spanned more than three decades. In Radical Utu: Critical Ideas and Ideals of Wangari Muta Maathai, Besi Brillian Muhonja presents the words and works of Maathai as theoretical concepts attesting to her contributions to gender equality, democratic spaces, economic equity and global governance, and indigenous African languages and knowledges.

Ojibwa Warrior:

Dennis Banks and the Rise of the American Indian Movement

PEACE Book Club selection, Winter 2022

Available in the SCC Library:

Burro Genius by Victor Villaseñor 

SCC Peace Studies book club choice for Fall 2022

To join, contact Sharon Miller.

SCC Library versions (available to 1 user at a time):


Grey Bees by Andrey Kurkov

Join the Peace Studies Book Club 

as we explore peace through diverse lenses.


Grey Bees 

by Andrey Kurkov

Join today: Contact Sharon Miller 

Selection of new books - Winter 2022

FALL 2021


Books & eBooks


book cover:  The Sage Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence

The Sage Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence

"What defines a culture? What barriers might block successful communication between individuals or agencies of differing cultures? How can those barriers be understood and navigated to enhance intercultural communication and understanding? These questions and more are explained within the pages of this new reference work." - Description from the publisher

Book cover: The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

"This innovative, multivolume encyclopedia charts the interdisciplinary field of Peace Studies, offering a comprehensive survey of the full range of historical, political, theoretical and philosophical issues relating to peace and conflict. All major figures are covered, as well as major events, organizations, theories, and much more. Each entry is signed by a leading scholar in the field, contains a bibliography for further reading, and is cross-referenced with other useful points of interest within the encyclopedia. In addition to A-to-Z entries, the Encyclopedia also includes a peace chronology, key documents and appendices." - Description from the publisher

Display of bookshelf from Peace collection in SCC Library featuring 2 audiobooks

Audiobooks in the SCC Library

Listen while you drive, ride, walk, or rest: Speak Peace, Non-Violent Communication, and more... 

Suggestions welcome! Let us know if you have information sources you suggest we add to the SCC Library collection.

Questions about his guide? Contact an SCC librarian.

6 Pillars of Peace: Social Justince, Conflict Resolution, Community & Interdependency, Economic Justice, Creative Problem Solving